WAGO Cage Clamp for speaker splice - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 05-16-2011, 10:02 AM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
adkloza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I just bought some WAGO Cage Clamps because I need to splice my speaker wires to make them longer. Can someone help explain to me how this will work? My cage clamps will have 3 entry points like see on an Amazon link that I bought it off of.

How does this work? Red/black for example...do I take red wire strand from my old speaker wire and clamp it together with the red strand from my new extension? And then do the same with black? Clamp the 2 reds together and clamp the 2 blacks together? And I guess my 3rd clamp would be stay empty?
adkloza is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 05-16-2011, 01:24 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Neurorad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Give a monkey a brain...
Posts: 5,079
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 79
Yes, black to black and red to red.

If 3 levers, then 1 hole will be empty.

It's a splice, just a secure connection.

Tip - clamp all 3 levers down, even though only 2 wires connected.


Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. -Buddha

Give a monkey a brain and he'll swear he's the center of the universe. -Fishbone
Neurorad is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 05-27-2011, 05:35 PM
Senior Member
 
cshepard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 349
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Those look cool. I wish my company would use those.
cshepard is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 05-29-2011, 12:07 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Neurorad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Give a monkey a brain...
Posts: 5,079
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 79
They're relatively idiot-proof.

You do need to know what wires to connect, though.

They've worked great for my whole-house audio retrofit, replacing in-wall volume controls with keypads. I'm sealing these connections up in the walls, so I would like something pretty reliable. The keypads are mounted at eye height, and the VCs were at switch height.

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. -Buddha

Give a monkey a brain and he'll swear he's the center of the universe. -Fishbone
Neurorad is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 05-29-2011, 07:51 PM
AVS Special Member
 
olyteddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,328
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 103 Post(s)
Liked: 225
Quote:


I'm sealing these connections up in the walls,

Not wise, unless you keep a 'map' of where these splices are.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(Just as big an idea thief as)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
olyteddy is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 05-30-2011, 02:26 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Neurorad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Give a monkey a brain...
Posts: 5,079
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 79
Pretty easy to run new cables, if and when the connections fail.

But, a cable toner would allow me to determine the path of the cable, to locate the former VC position, and find the splice, if I had to.

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. -Buddha

Give a monkey a brain and he'll swear he's the center of the universe. -Fishbone
Neurorad is offline  
Reply Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off